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SPDC confirms pump failure at facility in Bayelsa

by Business News Report

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) on Wednesday confirmed a pump failure at its facility in Bayelsa. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Precious Okolobo, the spokesman of SPDC, which stated that the failure took place at Nembe Creek 3 flow station. It stated that a pump failure was reported at SPDC ‘S Nembe creek 3 flow station this morning, noting that the pump was immediately shut down.
According to the statement, some oil escaped from the seal into the saver pit in the flow station with some sheen observed within the right of way. The pump has been repaired.
“There was no oil spill and there was no impact on the environment,” the statement said. Meanwhile, the Chairman, Oil and Gas Committee, Nembe Kingdom, Chief Nengi James, who said he was just returning from the scene, said that the spill was as a result of SPDC’s facility technical fault. James said the spill had already flowed from the Nembe Creek to the Brass River and to the Atlantic Ocean in the area. He called on the Anglo Dutch oil firm to pay appropriate compensation and embark on a thorough clean up of the area.

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